About the property
- Cottage850 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Quiet Front Line 3 Bedroom Cottage On The Beach & Within 5 Mins Walk Of Town
Sea views do not come much better than this. A great opportunity to holiday in a former coastguard cottage located in a tucked away setting, whist still enjoying easy access to the town's amenities and transport links. With spectacular and far reaching sea views across Dawlish beach out towards both Lyme bay and Torbay, the cottage is arranged over two floors and comprises kitchen, lounge, dining area, a master bedroom and two smaller bedrooms, all with double beds. With front and rear gardens there is also a handy storeroom where beach gear and bikes can be kept. And unique to most holiday properties we provide both BT Sport and all SKY Sports channels to the living room.
The house sits 10 metres down from the Exeter Road, so there is no road noise and no parking within a 2-3 minute walk of the property. The house also sits 10 metres above the sea wall and so affords fantastic views whilst being protected from the big sea storms that can hit from time to time; the cottages have never been flooded in their history.
For those of a nervous disposition, the wall to the terrace garden has a 10 metre drop on the sea side down to the railway line, so toddlers, children, teenagers and irresponsible adults need to be both watched and aware.
However, all that being noted we guarantee these views will captivate you as they have, and still do, for us.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
About Peter French
Peter owns a design firm in London, and his wife Shelagh is a professional artist to MA level; their experience and taste has been imposed onto this house for the benefit of everyone including themselves (when they get the chance to stay at the property themselves). They have three teenage daughters, and the whole family love the unique variety this area has to offer.
Peter French purchased this Cottage in 2013
Why Peter French chose Dawlish
I first went through Dawlish by train with my Dad in the late 70s and just fell in love with it. I have always wanted a seaside getaway, quiet but central and front-line; Dawlish and this house just ticks all the boxes for us. Picturesque town, thriving high street, clean beaches, wonderful walks and just endless things to do both at sea and inland. And as a regular user of Home Away, we know what the holiday maker wants. Taste, cleanliness, thoughtful design and great value. We are confident you will fall in love with this house and its location, and we want you to experience the wonder we still experience every time we go there.
What makes this Cottage unique
We waited around 3 years for the right property to come up. It had to be the right size, the right location and have the right outlook. This has it all, and whether its the middle of winter with a sea storm in full force, or the height of summer with tranquil sea breezes and soft waves lapping the Devonian red sand, this cottage will ensure you fall in love with everything inside and outside of the doorstep.
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Lovely location. Fabulous views.
Really enjoyed our stay. Everything you would need to enjoy your stay. Access is tricky but this was explained pre booking.
Beautiful property great view highly recommend
Everything we needed was there bt sports was a big plus
A very comfortable cottage right by the sea.
This is a lovely cottage with spacious living area and well equipped kitchen area as well as a terrace overlooking the sea.The bedrooms are not large but are very comfortable,and there is a good sized bathroom with efficient shower.Everything we could possibly need seemed to be provided for,and the housekeeper had kindly left supplies of tea,coffee,milk and sugar.There was even a hair dryer.The access was a little difficult but we had been warned of this and planned accordingly. We found a good place to park every day without any problem.The location is also excellent just 5-10 minutes' walk from the town centre and just a couple of minutes from the sea.Overall an excellent break,we only stayed 4 nights but would have loved to stay longer.
Beautiful cottage with amazing views
Fantastic holiday! Cottage was beautiful with stunning views. Peter & Jo were both extremely helpful and we would love to return again next year!
Superb property and views
It was so hot we just sat and did little in what was a beautifully designed and equipped cottage. Fantastic relaxing views, quiet - we are used to trains - and relaxing. You take pot luck with neighbours in rented house next door but the owners along the terrace of cottages are all friendly. Owner and housekeeper exceptional in offering help if needed.
Parking was easier as the week progressed but the owner had warned us of this slight issue.
The sea was calm so would love to see it in a different mood in the autumn.
A lovely property with beautiful views from the patio.
Very well equipped and in good order. We enjoyed the large living area. Prior to our stay, the communication with the owner and house keeper was efficient and welcoming. We enjoyed being close to the centre of the town and made full use of the easy access to public transport. We used a car only once all week.
Walk east along the sea wall to Starcross and take a boat to Exmouth. Or walk west along the sea wall to Teignmouth marina. Hire a boat and go sailing or fishing. Take a train to Exeter or Plymouth and go shopping. Visit Dawlish Warren nature reserve just 1km east. Go inland 8 miles onto Dartmoor. Or just watch the various steam trains that prevail in the summer months, the Dawlish Air Show in August each year or the twinkling boats and stars at night from your own private patio.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
A 25% deposit is required to secure your booking. The balance payment plus £150 security deposit is due 8 weeks before your arrival date.